Posts Tagged: 1939

A Visit Worth the Trip

Nothing planned for the weekend in Chicago except maybe a Cubs’ game? What about a trip to the Art Institute for its exhibit, After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s. The exhibit consists of fifty paintings by some of the most important artists of the time, among them: Georgia O’Keefe, Grant Wood, and my favorite, Edward Hopper. The thirties was a time of chaos, social upheaval, and rapid change. Because of the Great Depression, Americans questioned their values and beliefs, their faith in institutions that had previously been reliable and stable, and even their identity as Americans. All of this doubt was reflected in the world of art during the thirties. The exhibit runs through September 18 so time is short. Visit the Institute and you just might find a favorite painting. I did: Edward Hopper’s New York Movie 1939.